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  1. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello all, I have just started my life with goats yesterday! Love them already, they are too sweet! I have three boys, I got them at the Mt. Hope auction (Ohio). They are all different sizes, all are weaned and eating hay and grain. Our little guy, named El, is pretty small. He is only 19 lbs...
  2. Goat Conformation
    Hi, I have a 3wk5d old alpine buckling who weighs 18.9 pounds and is 17.5" at the withers. I'm not concerned about growth rate, because that seems fine (.51lb ADG over the past 2 weeks), but I am concerned that this little guy might be stunted because he was a twin and his brother was...
  3. Health & Wellness
    I have a Boer goat that gave birth 5 weeks ago to triplets. 2 were still born and one healthy. Since then I haven’t been able to put weight back on her. She’s eating hay and grain. I called the vet and told him she wasn’t gaining weight and she had white cloudy mucus coming from her vagina, he...
  4. Goat Management
    Hello goat friends! We're into our 4th year of raising Lamanchas, and this past fall finally bought a fine buckling to service our does and hopefully improve our stock. The wet summer last year didn't produce great hay, but we have some that is of fair quality- the main deficiency is the low 11%...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    I am new to goats and have 2 - 1 year old Nigerian Dwarf does (with horns) and 2 - 3 1/2 mo. old Nubian wethers (debudded). I separate the young boys from the girls at night because the older goats can get aggressive with their horns. During the day, we have a large fenced in area where they...
  6. Health & Wellness
    my daughter (13) bought a 1 1/2week old dwarf nigerian male on 7/14. We went by the amish and picked up goat milk went and bought some pritcherd nipples and were doing well, you know the little thing is living in her room in a playpen. we are looking for some answers and are having a really hard...
  7. Goat Management
    Does anyone have anything they put on their goats feed to help them gain weight? Ive done a couple different drenches but they are complicated. Anything i can put with his feed to help him gain?
  8. Health & Wellness
    I keep getting told my goats are fat. Thoughts? They are almost 1 yr old. They are wethers. They are Michigan goats, so they have thick wooly coats. Maybe an extra layer of fat? They get 1 cup each of Noble Goat 2x per day and free choice grass hay. Alfalfa cubes 1-2 times per week. Not...
  9. Health & Wellness
    My 2 Lamancha doelings from 2 different farms. The little white one is (supposedly) 5 months old and the bigger one is 4 months old. The bigger one is 1/4 Nubian, but I dont think this accounts for the incredible size difference. I havent weighed the big one I assume she weighs 50+ pounds, but...
  10. Health & Wellness
    Hi my names mandy, I have owned goats for 6 years. When kidding season comes and I get cute babies everywhere I have always left them with their mom's. The only exception was if she wasn't producing enough milk that first couple days then I would bottle feed till mom could do it by herself. Well...
  11. Cattle
    So my mother and I rent land from a farmer to run our horse and goat business. The man who owns the land also has Hereford cows who go out in the field in the summer and eat grass during that time. I don't have any problems with this I love cows, and they're all very welcoming to both the people...
  12. Parasites
    We just had our 30 goats dewormed, but they all look super thin. Is there anything I can do to help them gain back all that weight? I'm trying to make sure they get fed more often, but my boss/the owner only wants them to be fed twice a week with grain. They have hay and grass constantly...
  13. Goat Management
    So I got the new goats and the lady at the animal rescue didn't know how old they are, she thought that Zero, the Pygmy buck, was a little bit over a year But he is a little bit smaller than my 8 month old Pygmy buckling Terry. SO I thought she was wrong? Unless he's just a runt and Terry's big...
  14. Goat Management
    I read on Fias Co Farm that 8 months or 80 pounds was when you're able to breed. My girls are Mini Alpine/Nigerian/Pygmy so they are much smaller than that. What is the breeding age/weight for them? The buck they will be bred to is smaller than them and a bit younger.
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